Understand the drone mechanics, design and building a drone

Learn the basic principles and the steps required to build your own drone

The fundamentals of drone course is a detailed course which begins with providing basic advantages of what exactly is a drone. It provides various advantages, disadvantages as well the different types and the components of the drone. As we understand the definition of the drone, we further delve into the basic working principles of the drone along with understanding the different terminologies of the drones such as cruise speed, endurance, range, manual and autonomous mode and various others.

What you’ll learn

  • The current course talks about details right from the basics of what is a drone, to understanding what is the aerodynamics behind a drone flight and building a drone. The course helps you in selecting the right components for building a drone, to detailed step-by-step process on how to build a complete drone. The course also talks about the pre-flight and post-flight checks that you need to perform before testing and flying the drone. The course talks in detail about the Indian regulatory system for certifying a drone and making sure you can legally fly a drone in the country. The course details the sector-specific requirement for drones and how to build them as per the requirement for various sectors. The course is also very useful for people who are interested in becoming a drone pilot as a career which is very upcoming especially in the drone field..

Course Content

  • Introduction to Drones –> 9 lectures • 1hr 41min.
  • Basic Principles of Drones –> 12 lectures • 1hr 45min.
  • Designing a Drone –> 6 lectures • 37min.
  • Designing a Drone: Designing the drone Frame –> 7 lectures • 34min.
  • Designing a Drone: Introduction and Selection of Motors –> 6 lectures • 51min.
  • Designing a Drone: Introduction and Selection of Propellers –> 5 lectures • 35min.
  • Designing a Drone: Introduction and Selection of Flight Controller –> 6 lectures • 56min.
  • Designing a Drone: Introduction and Selection of Batteries –> 6 lectures • 58min.
  • Designing a Drone: Payload Requirements and Design –> 5 lectures • 34min.
  • Building a complete drone –> 8 lectures • 34min.

Understand the drone mechanics, design and building a drone

Requirements

  • None.

The fundamentals of drone course is a detailed course which begins with providing basic advantages of what exactly is a drone. It provides various advantages, disadvantages as well the different types and the components of the drone. As we understand the definition of the drone, we further delve into the basic working principles of the drone along with understanding the different terminologies of the drones such as cruise speed, endurance, range, manual and autonomous mode and various others.

Next we understand step how to design your own drone. It begins with first understanding how to convert requirements into specifications and based on the specifications how do you decide on the type of drone and payload requirements of the drone. Once this is decided, you start by designing and selecting various components such as frame, motors, propellers, flight controllers, payloads. Once all these components are selected, the course then talks step by step how do you build a drone. Not only building, but after building what are the series of tests and checks that are required before the drone can be actually deployed on the mission.

The course also talks the NPNT and DGCA regulatory system which talks about how do you legally fly a drone in India and how do you certify a drone under DGCA. The course also updates with the latest rules that are present in this space.

One of the major parts covered in this course is designing a drone based on the sector and application of the drone. We talk about designing drones for various sectors such as agriculture, emergency response, mining, warehousing, delivery, monitoring and patrolling and heavy lift drones.

Finally we talk about the requirements about becoming a drone pilot in India. We talk about the various requirements and knowledge required by a drone pilot and the different places that are offering pilot certification in India.